The 31-year-old hit the headlines again on Friday as the FA announced their decision to strip him of the England captaincy with the centre-back due to stand trial nine days after Euro 2012 for racial abuse allegations.
The defender has strenuously denied the charge and entered a plea of not guilty but the Football Association chose to act now to avoid unnecessary speculation in the build up to the European Championships in June.
Terry missed Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Swansea City with a knee problem and is still struggling to maintain full fitness for this weekend’s clash with the Premier League champions.
Chelsea’s official Twitter account posted: “AVB [Andre Villas-Boas] rules Terry out of Sunday's game due to his knee injury. His replacement is not yet decided.”